Book Discussion on Not a Good Day to Die: Operation Anaconda
Mr. Naylor talked about his book, Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda, published by Berkley. Operation… read more
Mr. Naylor talked about his book, Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda, published by Berkley. Operation Anaconda took place March 2, 2002 in Afghanistan’s Shahikot mountains. Mr. Naylor described being a reporter embedded with U.S. troops and being an eyewitness to the combat against al Qaeda and the Taliban there. He argued that intelligence and planning failures nearly led to the defeat of American forces but that Delta Force and SEAL commandos penetrated enemy lines and saved the mission.
Mr. Naylor was joined by Mr. Kagan and Mr. Sepp in a discussion moderated by Mr. Donnelly, following which they answered audience members' questions.
Professor Kagan is the author of While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today. Professor Sepp has co-authored an official study of U.S. Army special operations in the Afghanistan expedition. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Thomas Donnelly Resident Fellow American Enterprise Institute->Defense and Security Policy
- Frederick W. Kagan Associate Professor U.S. Military Academy->Military History Division
- Sean D. Naylor Correspondent Army Times
- Kalev Sepp Assistant Professor Naval Postgraduate School->Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare
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